Two killed as Indian border forces target funeral in AJK

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MUZAFFARABAD: At least two persons were killed and a woman was injured when the Indian troops targeted a funeral in a border village of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) from across the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday.
According to reports, the incident occurred in Polas Kakuta village in the Abbaspur sector of Poonch district, when people were busy in carrying out the burial rites of a fellow villager.
The Indian troops resorted to unprovoked shelling, targeting people in the local graveyard and as a result two mourners were killed and a woman was injured.
The deceased, identified as Muhammad Iqbal Kiani and his cousin Shaukat Kiani, belonged to the nearby village of Chaffar. They were in their late forties.
A 65-year-old widow Hasira Begum was also injured by shelling when she was performing some household chores outside her house in Chaffar village.

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